I rarely get the chance to spend a lot of time with my nephews, but a few weeks ago for a few hours, I got the chance to do just that. It was my oldest nephew’s first day of a few days suspension from school, after getting involved in some silliness kids get into at school sometimes. Instead of leaving him at home “on punishment” eating junk food and watching Netflix, his mom signed him up to be my photo assistant for the day.
He got the chance to meet people and see me interact with a client and be a part of a two-man production team resulting in getting work done. I can’t quantify if he had fun that day, but I will go out on a limb and say he learned how adults get work done in the real world. Also, I’d say he learned how managing client expectations is important. And lastly, if we take the time to provide clear guidance and show some patience, learning can happen anywhere and school is always in session.